“A champion for rivers”: American Rivers statement on passing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein 

September 29, 2023

Contact: Amy Souers Kober, 503-708-1145 

California Senator Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving female senator in history, has died at age 90. Tom Kiernan, President and CEO of American Rivers, made the following statement: 

“Dianne Feinstein was a champion for rivers. She was at the center of western water decisions since her first day in the Senate. She was the sponsor of the 21st Century Dams Act, which aims to provide billions in funding for dam removal and river restoration, and she supported many other pieces of river and dam safety legislation. We are grateful for her leadership and will honor her memory as we continue to fight for clean water and healthy, free-flowing rivers in California and nationwide.”  

– Tom Kiernan, President and CEO, American Rivers 

About American Rivers 

American Rivers is championing a national effort to protect and restore all rivers, from remote mountain streams to urban waterways. Healthy rivers provide people and nature with clean, abundant water and natural habitat. For 50 years, American Rivers staff, supporters, and partners have shared a common belief: Life Depends on Rivers. For more information, please visitwww.AmericanRivers.org